Unity in Diversity: a new dawn

Turn On the Lights and Turn Up the Love

by Rodolfo León

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/11/2019

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 128
ISBN : 9781982231149
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 128
ISBN : 9781982231132
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 128
ISBN : 9781982231293

About the Book

In this clear, reasonable, satisfying explanation of the meaning of life (which is essentially about love), León explores topics such as our connection to God, human diversity, evil, death, purpose, and making a difference. We have all this wonderful technology that allows us to connect easily with one another regardless of our DISTANCES, but now we need a system of beliefs that allows us to connect easily with one another regardless of our DIFFERENCES. In other words, we now need beliefs to match our technology. That is what this new dawn is all about.

About the Author

Since he was a child, Rodolfo "David" León has been interested in the meaning of life, mostly because he did not feel that he fit in. He was never very interested in wanting the things that he was taught he should want. So when he was finally free enough to choose what he wanted to study (in college), he took many courses in philosophy and anthropology and graduated with a degree in linguistics. And after graduating college, he rode his bicycle across the United States three times and then traveled to Asia and Central America and South America to teach English as a second language in Taiwan and Japan and Costa Rica and Mexico and Brazil, all the while reading many books about life and meaning and purpose. He had wanted to write about the things he had learned regarding the meaning of life, but he was so distracted with doing what he needed to do to "survive" that he could never fully dedicate himself to writing about what he had learned. Then, in his mid thirties, he had a bicycle accident that left him disabled. Becoming disabled put him in an ideal situation to think about and write the kind of book he had wanted to read since he was in high school: a book that would explain the meaning of life in a simple, reasonable, and satisfying way. More specifically, becoming disabled freed him from the busyness of a typical life so that he had the time to organize his thoughts related to everything he had learned from years of study and reading and reflection, and allowed him to focus on forming sensible, reasonable answers to big questions that still haunted him, questions like “Who am I really?” and “Why do I exist?” and “What is my purpose?”. And in his silent pondering, things began to become clear to him: reasons and explanations began to form in his mind, and he began to write them down. What started as a few pages of text to capture and organize the thoughts that were coming to him grew and grew and grew, and things began happening in his life that contributed to the text. He began to call his writings "Unity in Diversity: a new dawn" and described his text as a simple, reasonable and satisfying explanation of God and how and why we exist (it is essentially about love).